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#19: 12-04-2012, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by mwiener2 View Post
I put 500+ ftlbs / 500+ HP through my stock 5mt. I'm mean to it. It hasn't broken yet. I'm trying. Really, I am. It won't break.
The 5spd *WILL* break if you launch it hard/shock it bad with enough power. Can it take reasonable abuse? Absolutely but the OEM clutch will not like more than stage 2 power for long with 90% of owners. There are numerous examples on the forum of 5spd's being broken from track use. Mw's own words here:

Originally Posted by mwiener2 View Post
I expect something to break every time I drive my modified car.
If you are going to DD it, shift smoothly and don't shock/launch the tranny it will be fine. My last setup had 425wtq but I am certain I could break it if I launched hard enough. I am now running the same turbo as Jmorris (officially the fastest LGT on the forum) who has toasted his tranny.